Carolyn Kim

Photo of Carolyn Kim Speaker at Sources of Knowledge Forum 2018Carolyn Kim
Director on the transportation and urban solutions team,
Pembina Institute

Carolyn Kim joined the Pembina Institute in April 2018 as a Director on the transportation and urban solutions team. Located in the Toronto office, Carolyn leads policy research and engages with stakeholders and partners to advance solutions that respond to the most pressing transportation and planning issues, and that support the sustainable growth of Ontario’s economy and communities. With a background in transportation and land use planning, she brings over ten years of policy and planning experience from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors to the role.

Prior to joining the Pembina Institute, she worked at the Ontario Ministry of Transportation to support a range of transportation and transit policy initiatives. Carolyn is a registered planner with the Ontario Professional Planners Institute and a member of the Canadian Institute of Planners. She holds a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Toronto and bachelor’s degree in urban and regional planning from Ryerson University.

Shaping the Future Forum 2018 Talk

The future of mobility in the Peninsula

Rural communities in Ontario today are faced with a wide range of transportation challenges and dynamic changes. Having access to reliable, convenient and affordable transportation is critical so that people have access to employment and training opportunities, health care and other services. But meeting increased transportation demands is increasingly difficult for rural communities that are vastly dispersed geographically and with lower densities than urbanized areas. At the same time, communities are grappling with a growing imperative to address climate change issues and to lower carbon pollution. In Ontario, our transportation system is the biggest contributor to carbon pollution, producing over one-third of all greenhouse gas emissions in the province.

To respond to these growing concerns, governments are investing more in the transportation sector, including clean and innovative technologies such as electric vehicles and chargers. With new and emerging mobility models and clean and innovative transportation options, there is incredible potential for rural communities like those in the Saugeen Peninsula to better serve their residents and visitors. By providing a range of mobility options – particularly those that are low carbon – will be important to foster cleaner and healthier environments for future generations to come.

Carolyn Kim, director on the transportation team at the Pembina Institute, will draw upon her planning and policy experience at the Ontario Ministry of Transportation to share her perspective on the key issues, the future of mobility, and how clean technological advancements in transportation could be harnessed to benefit communities in the Saugeen Peninsula.

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